Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that lawmakers are still trying to iron out a deal on the farm bill, but that a provision legalizing hemp as an agricultural commodity will be in the legislation.
"They will be," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky on Friday, asked about the hemp provisions. "If there's a farm bill it will be in there, I guarantee you that. We're trying right now to make sure there's a farm bill and before the end of the year."
The Senate passed its version of the mammoth legislation in July and included provisions to legalize hemp, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances and allowing it to be sold as an agricultural commodity.